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Was the "Lensman" armor an example of powered armor?

A recent question asked "Which was the first sci-fi story to feature power armors for military use?". In the end the answer accepted was "The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony ...
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Science fiction comic from the 90s with power-armored religious troops fighting alien snakes

I was wondering if anyone can remember a comic series I read in the 90s. I can’t remember the name and it’s driving me mad. The protagonists were a religious order regiment of power-armored troops. ...
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An old anime featuring a teen transfer into a beastly armor

I saw this Japanese anime on TV anime channel with Chinese subtitles ( I live in Taiwan ) when I was very young ( in the early 90’s ) so the memories are pretty blurry. Plots: It was a long film ...
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Paperback ID: power armor/war robot theme; minimalist cover art

I saw a book in a used bookstore around 2005 in Ontario, Canada whose cover art really caught my eye. Unfortunately, I didn't end up picking me up, and it's been bugging me ever since. While I saw it ...
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Did Darth Vader ever take off the armoured portions of his suit to go undercover?

What I’m wondering is if there was ever a time where Darth Vader ever had to go undercover, and took off the distinctive black armoured portions of his suit, so that he was just wearing the life ...
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Was there ever an explanation for why Mandalorian armor changed so much?

Between the days of the Old Republic and Attack of the Clones, Mandalorian armor changed drastically. Here is what Mandalorians looked like in their old armor: Here is what Mandalorian armor looks ...
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Is there power armour in Star Trek?

Has there ever been an example of a power armour in Star Trek? We know that some species like the Hirogen are wearing armour and for others, like the Klingon that like close combat, it might be useful....
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Why wasn't Vader's armour made of Beskar?

As we see in The Mandalorian, the Empire had quite the reserve of Beskar: A random imperial bureaucrat (as it seems at the moment) has enough of it for the Mandalorian to create a whole armour. It ...
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What is Mandalorian armor made of?

What is Mandalorian armor made of? Do we even know? I have watched every "Clone Wars" and "Rebels" Episode like twice or more and I can't remember if it ever says anything like that. Is there ...
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Why do Clone Commando visors glow?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. In the Republic Commando video game and the two or three episodes of The Clone Wars in which Clone Commandos appear, why do their helmet T-visors glow? I don't ...
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How do Space Marines put their helmet over long hair?

Some Imperial Space Marines in Warhammer 40K are shown with long hair and/or long beards - the Space Wolves in particular. This must get in the way if they ever have to put on a helmet quickly, in the ...
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Why do immortals not use any neck armour in Highlander (1986)?

An Immortal in Highlander can die only if decapitated. That is their only vulnerable point in a sword fight. (I stick to the canon of the original Highlander, as in Highlander V we see immortals ...
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Looking for an old animated show about humans in body armor [closed]

As far as I remember it ran around the 90s, or perhaps very early 2000s. Not the Centurions. The show had somewhat futuristic theme, about humans wearing armor in gold and blue with glass visors. ...
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Searching for Sci-fi novel from the 1980's [duplicate]

I am trying to find a sci-fi novel I read briefly when I was young and waiting in line at a Goodwill. The main subject was about a soldier in power armor fighting a race of lizard like aliens and in ...
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WH40K: Deathwatch: What helmet is this?

The cover of the Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch RPG's core rulebook depicts several space marines. One of them (second from the left in the picture below) is wearing an unusual snouted helmet design. At ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation in the 90s Iron Man cartoon as to why he can summon his special suits?

Tony Stark can summon his suits (and in the fighting video games where he appears, his weapons) that aren't nearby (i.e. you don't see him telling JARVIS to have them on standby or to follow him). Is ...
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If PPGs don't penetrate metal, why didn't people use armour in Babylon 5?

Phased Plasma Guns (PPGs) are used on ships because they won't penetrate ship hulls. Based on what I've seen, there doesn't seem to be much use of body armour, (metal or otherwise). In a setting ...
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Can slugthrowers penetrate stormtrooper armour?

Many Star Wars fans claim no (including on this site, I see the claim often backed by no citation), as does one journal entry for Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger (at least according to ...
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Did Vader reach out to the Force to reacquire his lost potential? [duplicate]

Vader was pretty much discarded once his Midichlorian count diminished after being mauled by Obi but couldn't he reach out to the Force and reacquire his lost potential? He was in a great position to ...
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Can Kevlar or some other kind of body armor stop unforgivable curse?

As the question states, would Kevlar or body armor stop an unforgivable curse like Avada Kedavra? It is shown in Harry Potter and OotP that unforgivable curses can be blocked by solid objects: “I ...
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What do the tallies on Captain Rex's armor represent?

In the Star Wars: Rebels episode, "The Last Battle," Rex states that he doesn't keep track of how many droids he's destroyed like some clones did. That got me thinking, do we know what the tallies on ...
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Is Halo's MJOLNIR armor related to Thor's hammer Mjölnir?

In the Halo series the Master Chief (Spartan John-117) wears a suit of armor called the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor. I'm wondering whether this use of "MJOLNIR" has anything to do with ...
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Why didn't the dwarves use their shiny armor for the final battle?

In the Battle of the Five Armies movie, near the end the dwarves are all equipped with shiny armor that they found in Erebor. But for the final battle, they all go to combat without any armor. So they ...
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What is the shape on Darth Vader's crotch for?

In this related question, we learn that Vader somehow recycles his bodily waste within his suit. Which leads to another question: Then what is the shape on the crotch for? (Canon & EU/legends ...
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Why didn't the First Order improve their Stormtroopers' armor?

It's been asked on this site what kind of material the Stormtrooper armor are made of because they seem to offer no damage resistance at all to blasters and whatnot. What I'm interested in is why the ...
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What is stormtrooper armor made of?

The question is pretty simple: What is stormtrooper armor made of, and how is it constructed?
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A powered hockey suit

I remember a TV movie or mini series from the early 80’s that involved an iron man type of power suit, and I think it was used to play hockey. I don’t think that was the main focus of the show, but ...
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Are Stormtroopers' armor ineffective against Stormtrooper blasters?

I've read that the reason why the Rebels could take out Stormtroopers in single shots was due to very powerful blasters, but in many instances someone takes a Stormtrooper rifle and takes out other ...
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(40k) How does a Space Marine get into and out of his power armor?

How does a space marine get into his armor? I understand that the armor itself is separated into segments, such as the torso and pauldrons are separate and can be replaced when damaged. Is the armor ...
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Are old order stormtrooper helmets more sight restrictive than clone helmets?

In the last episode of Star Wars Rebels, Rex had to disguise himself as a stormtrooper. When their cover was blown, Kanaan and Rex had to fight out if a star destroyer. During the firefight, Rex ...
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What happened to all the Cortosis metal, armor and weapons?

In 4,000 BBY, Cortosis was incredibly common, with street thugs having full Cortosis armor and weapons, as seen in the Knights of the Old Republic series. However, by the time of the Clone Wars, ...
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What kind of armor do men of the Night's Watch wear?

I have been watching Game of Thrones and was wondering what type of armor do the brothers of the Night's Watch wear?
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